am having some trouble with continuity here:
He spoke for about a half hour, and even Lotho and Lobelia remained quiet, listening as entranced as the rest; but Lobelia was now becoming advanced in her pregnancy, and the child she bore appeared to be pressing rather hard against her bladder, so at last she rose and headed for the privy. Once finished there, however, she didn’t return directly to the party, but instead opened the door into Bilbo’s bedroom. There had been a few--trinkets--she’d admired when last she’d been in this room, although Longo, having found them within her pockets (he’d had not qualms about searching those, unlike her bodice), had insisted they must be returned until the official word was granted that Bilbo had indeed been declared dead. Now she intended to have them, and perhaps have a quick search for the chests of treasure Bilbo was said to have returned with. However, she’d not counted upon the observant eyes of Bess Greenhand, who’d seen her head away from the kitchen and the party toward the bedrooms and who’d immediately fetched her husband. Together husband and wife surprised her just as she was looking to secrete a pair of silver shirt studs within her bodice, and Lobelia Sackville-Baggins found that Bess Greenhand had no such qualms about delving within a lady’s bodice as did Longo Sackville-Baggins. Then she was being marched back through the hole and made to stand before Bilbo, Bess carrying the pilfered items within her apron, which she’d folded into a bag of sorts.
isn't this after she has miscarried and isn't it early for lotho?
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 Reviewer:nancylea57 Date:July 24, 2009 5:12 AM
tell me i knew about this and responded at the time? i don't remember this story happening to me... i am deeply deeply touched that you would do this...thank you.
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